Ryley LaFrance

Trade: Industrial Control
School: NAIT
Employer: Independent Electric Controls
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Age: 20

"I had the opportunity to work alongside my father at a young age doing odd jobs such as painting, dry walling and construction. This allowed me to observe quite a few different trades. One trade that stood out to me was my father’s, who is an electrician. He would let me work beside him to watch the intricacies of his installations. It made me want to learn more therefore in grade eleven I made the decision to pursue a career as an electrician."

  • Interesting fact about Ryley: my dad is my biggest source of inspiration. He has exposed me to experiences that have led me to pursue a career in the trades and for that I am grateful.
  • Document use and reading text are the most important Essential Skills for my upcoming competition. Without a proper understanding of the documents that are provided, one could end up programming a very different project than the one that was asked for. Therefore it is crucial to read all of the documents carefully to do well in this competition.

Competition History

Training History


Media Release: WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 member Ryley LaFrance demonstrates his trade to local M.P. Matt Jeneroux


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